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Christians often talk about serving others, but this concept is rarely explained in depth to children. The Bible is rich with examples of servanthood, but none greater than Jesus in himself. This lesson plan will introduce the meaning of service, specifically in the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. These are our most popular series for kids.
#1 Jesus shows the meaning of service — #2 Jesus birth and childhood — #3 Jesus baptism and Satan’s temptation — #4 Jesus served his disciples — #5 Jesus first miracle and healing — #6 Service leads to blessing — #7 Jesus taught us how to serve — #8 Jesus served through his crucifixion (part 1) — #9 Jesus served through his crucifixion (part 2) — #10 Jesus served through his resurrection
This is an important series for children to grow in their understanding of discipleship and what following Jesus actually means for their life.
The target ages is 10-14 years old, so this series would work best with older elementary. However, teachers can certainly adapt the study material for younger children.
This series offers a 28 week study of the leaders of ancient Israel. Children can learn many lessons from the failure of these ancient kings and how Jesus remains the true Savior King of the World.
Lessons are drawn from the Bible books of 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles. This Bible study series is targeted to upper elementary, or age 9 – 12 (U.S. 3rd – 6th Grade) but can be adapted for younger children with some extra teacher preparation.
This is the most in-depth teaching series we’ve published so far. It takes kids on a 34 week exploration of the early church through the book of Acts.
As they follow in the footsteps of Peter, John, and Paul – they will see the work of the Holy Spirit in building his church and advancing the Gospel. Students will learn how they too can live a powerful life serving Jesus as the Holy Spirit empowers them.
This Bible study series is targeted to upper elementary, or age 9 – 12 (U.S. 3rd – 6th Grade) but can be adapted for younger children with some extra teacher preparation.
This is an 33 part lesson series teaching kids about worship through the book of Psalms. You can start with our lesson on Psalm 1 and lead kids through this important series week by week.
These lessons are designed to point children to the fullness of God’s character and lead them to see Him as the One who deserves all praise and worship. These lessons work well for weekend service or mid-week Bible study groups or even family devotion times.
The book of James contains a plethora of information for believers to become mature in their relationships to Christ. This series of five lessons will cover each chapter of James with the goal of outlining how we can become stronger in our faith.
All human life is precious to the LORD, because people are made in HIS image. This is true for all stages of life and Jesus followers have always be a voice for the value of life. In this 3 part series, children will learn that even though all people are made in God’s image, he deliberately made them individually unique as wonderful and beautiful displays of his power and glory.
TARGET AGES: 8-12 but can be adapted for other age groups (particularly youth ministry). Lesson index: #1 Made in God’s Image — #2 Actions that honor life — #3 Service that honors life — 5 Ways kids can take action
Kids ask the best questions. This 9 part Bible study is designed to answer many of those hard issues from God’s Word. This is an ideal curriculum for pre-teens and older elementary students as they grapple with how the Gospel fits with their rapidly changing lives.
#1 Why did God make Hell? — #2 What are Angels and Demons? — #3 Why do bad things happen? — #4 What is my role in the church? — #5 How do I pray out loud? — #6 How do I worship God? — #7 What does the Bible say about Homosexuality? — #8 What does the Bible say about dating? — #9 How do I study the Bible?
If you church follows the Revised Common Lectionary, these lesson plans will be a blessing to your ministry. This material is careful to bring the scriptural teaching into a modern context and help the children both grow in knowledge and application of God’s Truth.
Each study walks children through the petitions of the prayer and the patterns they set for our own prayer times. We’ve included a large list of bonus activities, object lessons, and other helps for your teaching.
For children, the BIBLE is a very big book and can be very hard to navigate. This 3 part series helps children grasp the big picture of the Holy Scriptures and how they fit together.
TARGET AGE 10-14 but can be adapted for other age groups. Lesson Index: #1 Understanding Bible Layout — #2 Understanding the Old Testament — #3 Understanding the New Testament. Each section has printables and handouts.
More Free Lesson Plans for Kids
- Kids Seeking to Make Peace
- Jonah Runs from God
- Adopted into God’s Family Lesson (Galatians 4:4)
- Purpose in Tough Times (James 1)
- Jesus and Zacchaeus Bible Story (Luke 19:2-10)
- Jesus Knows Me – Good Shepherd Lesson (John 10)
Old Testament Lessons
- Moses’ Dream vs. God’s Dream (lesson on trusting God’s plans) – Moses must wait for God’s plan to save his people, we too need to trust in God’s ways.
- Daniel Stands Firm Lesson (Daniel Chapter 1)
- God Saves from the Fiery Furnace (Daniel Chapter 3)
- Daniel in the Lion’s Den Lesson (Daniel Chapter 6)
- God Created You for a Purpose (Esther Bible Lesson)
Others Children’s Curriculum Websites
Open Source Curriculum from Kidology – You can download 3 full years of free Bible lessons from Kidology – the only catch is you need to register with a free or paid account to their website. This is a very high quality resource.
Praise Factory Curriculum – God centered curriculum from Capitol Hill Baptist Church. Written by Connie Dever and arranges a complete scope & sequence for children around topic in Systematic Theology.
Calvary Chapel Kids – You can download 325 lessons from Calvary Chapel Kids that cover the whole Old & New Testament, includes activities and coloring pages.
Open LifeChurch.TV – You can download creative content and free lesson plans from Life Church TV. It requires a user registration (no cost), and you get instant access to some really great children’s ministry resources. Many of these materials are video based and offer a high quality multimedia curriculum choice for your ministry.
ChristianAnswers.Net – There are ideas here for youth and adults. These free resources even have handouts online you can download and print. Free kids Bible lessons are arranged by topic and passage. Also see their excellent resources for youth Bible study.
Kid’s SS Place – This is a website that offers many free downloadable children’s bible lessons. To get full access you must register and pay $36 per year. Look for Preschool lessons, teacher help, some Spanish language lesson plans and even ideas for outreach. This site is organized by the following labels Lesson Activities, Bulletin Boards, Bible crafts, Games, Printable Lessons, Object Talks, Puzzles, Skits, Songs, Stories and a Topical Index.
E-Bible Teacher Resources – E-Bible Teacher offers a large collection of free lessons outlines. This website offers free Bible study lessons, kids bible review activities and games, songs, trading card files, and teaching tips for primary and junior level church classes. This is very helpful if you are writing your own Bible story curriculum or just enhancing your teaching. You can find lots of download ideas, worksheets, graphics etc. They also have printable flip charts and PowerPoint.
Disciplr.com is a newer site with some great quality material. They are all designed to use on a tablet with zero printing (except kids handouts).